Athens War Museum
The Athens War Museum has various exhibits distributed along with four floors that manifest the country’s eventful military history with abundant pictures and artifacts from antiquity to the modern day.
The best way to explore the museum is to start on the top floor, where you will find a collection dedicated to antiquity, the Byzantine period, the Balkan Wars, the Greek War of Independence, or World War I.
The following floors show how the Greek troops fought against the Axis powers during World War II. There is also a curious collection of unusual weapons from various periods that come from all over the world.
The museum also has an exterior area that is dedicated to heavy artillery and military aircrafts used by the Greek Air Force.
You can visit this part of the museum without entering inside.
Things to know
Exhibition Spaces: 09:00-17:00
The Museum is closed every Monday and on specific holidays (New Year’s, Holy Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter and Easter Monday, May Day, Christmas and Boxing Day).
General admission: 6,00€
Reduced ticket: 4,00€
Admission to the War Museum and its Branches is free for the general public on the following dates:
On the first Sunday of each month, from November 1 to March 31.
October 28 (National Holiday).
November 21 (Armed Forces Day).
March 25 (National Holiday).
April 18 (International Day of Monuments).
May 18 (International Museum Day).
The last weekend of September of each year (Two Days of European Cultural Heritage Days).
✓Young people up to the age of 18 in non-EU countries
✓Students of Higher Education Institutions, Military Schools or equivalent Schools outside the EU. countries with the demonstration of their student identity.
✓Citizens of EU Member States over 65 years of age, upon presentation of a Police ID or Passport or Driver’s License
✓ Participants in the excursion programs organized by the Workers’ Home Organization
✓The accompanying parents in the educational visits of the primary schools of the EU Member States.
✓The families of the personnel, whether they are military or civilian personnel (ee and ea) of the Ministry of National Defense.
✓The teacher sessions during the educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education, of those outside the EU. countries.
✓The staff of the Security Forces (Hellenic Police, Fire Brigade and Coast Guard).
✓Participants in a group of visitors (the term group means a number of visitors that exceeds the number of 10).
Εntitled to free entry according to legislation are:
✓Young people aged 18 in EU Member States upon presentation of their police ID or passport.
✓Children up to five years of age outside the EU countries.
✓Pupils and students of Higher Education Institutions, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of the EU member states. upon presentation of their renewed student ID, student passport or ISIC international student ID.
✓The accompanying teachers during the educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and Military Schools of the EU member states, as well as independent teachers with the demonstration of the free entry card or the valid OLME membership card.
✓Domestic unemployment card holders, with the presentation of their police ID and a valid certificate of unemployment
✓People with a disability and one of these sessions, the latter if the disabled in question have a disability of 67% or more, regardless of country of origin
✓Parents of families with three or more children in the country, until the completion of the 25th year of age of the children or regardless of age if they have a disability.
✓Those serving their military service, upon presentation of a Hoplite Identity Card
✓Military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces (UAE)
✓The members of the Board of the association “Friends of the war museum”, for the duration of their term on the Board.
✓The donors and benefactors of the War Museum.
✓Holders of a special membership card of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), upon presentation
✓The guides of the country with the demonstration of their professional identity
✓The Free Admission card holders along with a session.
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